Times are good or bad, happy or sad. As Tina Turner would say, the aim of her music is ‘to uplift, to get people going’. However, her songs will always remain rooted in the tear-drenched soil of blues music. Tina as no other knows how to express a broken heart, how to fall to your knees and beg and plead. So, open a ‘bottle of red’, have tissues within arm’s reach, because these seven Tina performances will for sure make you remember your broken heart, your failed relationship or that unanswered love. Happy crying!
To make it up for last night kerfuffle and to celebrate its 30th Anniversary, here is an early Christmas gift! Tina Turner live at the Park West Theater in Chicago,IL on August 4,1983.One hour of pure Rock,an ocean of energy, of songs that keep coming one after the other. The voice, the dances, the charisma, the world is waiting for Tina to comeback. Well, back in 183 that would be only a matter of months…
Oh and those legs!
Setlist inside the post!
Lots of rumors flying around today about Tina possibly singing back-up on the song ‘Carry On’ by JJ McCabe, with semi-confirmations and a ball of confusion. But at the end of the day, the most likely scenario is that it is a hoax.
The story started when music blog ‘Rock NYC’ wrote this about the song:
“She is huge, about as big as you can get and I would like to give you another clue as to who it is but I can’t tell you in public. Plus, she is working on a new album and that would be a big story if it was l known. I am the worst at keeping secrets and I wish I could give a hint but she is so well known it might give it away.”
Rumors were further fed by questionable confirmations in private e-mails from ‘people in the know’. However, give a second listen to the song: however much we want it, it’s not Tina…!
Today, Tina Turner celebrates her 74th birthday! During her life, she has shown the world over and over again that age however, is just a number. In this post, we take a look at 10 moments when Tina Turner proved that she was, is, and will always remain, the ageless queen of rock music. Happy birthday Tina – thanks for the inspiration!
“In late 1983, Tina Turner and Roger Davies went back to Marty Ware and Greg Walsh from Heaven 17 who produced earlier that year Tina’s cover of “Ball of Confusion”. They were looking for some material for an upcoming European tour and maybe even a tune for a single. Time was tight and they were going to have to go with a cover tune. Ware kept bringing R&B tunes, Tina kept pushing for Rock. Finally the artist and her producers settled on a reworking of the Al Green’s masterpiece “Let’s Stay Together”…”
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of ”Let’s Stay Together”, which marks Tina Turner returns in the music business and the first impulse to the (then) upcoming Private Dancer album. Including rare audios and video.
Tina Turner poses for the press in Stockholm, Sweden, February 16th 1996, (AP Photo/Eric Roxfelt)
After our recent trip to Sweden and a wonderful party with our good friend and fellow Tina fan Martina, we thought we would share some footages from the vault with a few tv appearances from Sweden. Starting with an interview from 1985′s Private Dancer Tour, then a live performance from Break Every Rule Tour and finally a video of Simply The Best as the opening number of the Foreign Affair Tour!
We have written about the restoration of Tina Turner’s school back in lil’ ol’ Nutbush before. But now it is time to take action. 75,000 dollar is needed to bring Flagg Grove School back to its original state. At the moment, over 40,000 dollar has already been donated. A campaign has been set up where us fans can become part of the project by making a donation. And what’s even better: when you make a donation your name will be included on a birthday card that will be delivered to Tina by her assistant Rhonda Graam.
Fantastic new Tina Turner 2014 Calendar! Order it on Amazon.com
In 2014, after Beyond and Children Beyond, the new Beyond album will see the light of the day! Tina Turner is once again a part of the project and will put her vocals on a few tracks. Until then, here is a brand new photo of Tina and the Beyond team in the studio in Zurich! Miss Turner looks fantastic don’t you think?
Back in 1983, Tina Turner was hard at work to prepare her 1984 monster comeback. The general audience however, was mostly in the dark about what was going on in Tina’s career. So much so that a French TV producer thought it to be appropriate to make a nostalgic retrospective documentary with the appropriate title ‘Souvenirs, Souvenirs’. Rock Dinosaur Johnny Hallyday takes on the role of the singing television host. Little did they know the best was yet to come…